Find out what you're missing in Da Bronx
Getting to Know more than just i-95
Get away from the city's many islands for the weekend and join us as we venture on to the North American mainland, aka Da Bronx! The weekend begins on Saturday morning at the end of the #1 train as we explore some of the most beautiful cityscapes NYC has to offer. Riverdale, Fieldston, & Wave Hill are as green as the city gets, and the gaze across the Hudson at the Palisades will make you truly appreciate the natural landscape of the region.
Much of Saturday will be spent exploring New York's two biggest parks, Van Cortlandt & Pelham Bay. Sandwiched in between, we'll visit the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, experience life on funky Fordham Avenue, and get glimpses of the city's best zoo and botanical gardens. No trip to the Bronx is complete without a stop in Belmont, New York's true Little Italy, where we'll enjoy the appetizing delights that Arthur Avenue has to offer.
An after-lunch-stop in Morris Park will give you the option of wandering the pastry-shop-filled streets of Morris Park (the forgotten Little Italy of the Bronx) or paying a visit to Gun Hill, one of the city's best microbreweries. Before riding on, we'll all get to refill our water bottles with the renowned healing water of Our Lady of Lourdes.
As much as you'll enjoy Saturday on 'the mainland,' we can't help but being drawn towards island life (we're New Yorkers!). City Island has the feel of an old New England fishing town, plopped in the middle of the Bronx. Here, we’ll snack on some of the best seafood the city has to offer, before making our way out of NYC towards New Rochelle in Westchester.
Weaving our way through the waterfront mansions of Westchester, we'll end our day at the historic home, referred to as The Oaks. This waterfront manor boasts original wood fixtures, unique hideaways and nooks (where you'll be fighting over who gets the quirkiest sleeping quarters!), and spectacular Long Island Sound views. The property is an ideal place to enjoy a light-late dinner and a little R&R as the sun goes down.
We'll wake-up to coffee and a light breakfast in the morning before being treated to an outdoor waterfront yoga class (optional). After yoga, there will be an opportunity for a second breakfast at the house before making our way back to the city.
As our Bronx explorations continue, the tudor-style apartment houses and modest two story brick homes of Pelham Bay soon give way to the South Bronx, an area steeped in history as well as modern transition. Along the way, we'll discover fascinating pockets of everyday Bronx, from the Bronx River, to St. Anne's Church, to the Grand Concourse, and of course Yankee Stadium, the home of the Bronx Bombers.
Our time in the South Bronx will conclude with a late brunch, in an area that real estate agents hope to someday call SoBro. Here, we'll get a feel for the South Bronx of the distant past, its more recent decades of difficulties, and its current transition, which is well underway in many respects.
We'll end the weekend by riding over the Harlem River, back to Manhattan, where the trip will conclude at 5pm at the 125th Street 4, 5, 6/MetroNorth Train Station.
Bikes & helmets
Lodging at the historic New Dawn House
Dinner on Saturday evening
Breakfast on Sunday morning
Long Island Sound waterfront yoga session on Sunday morning
Small snacks during the rides
Bottle of water
Lunch stops on Saturday & Sunday are not included in the price. Your may also want bring additional snacks for the rides or to have during the evening (these can be transported for you).
*Group Booking Details*
This trip is available during weekends in the fall but can also be booked on other dates with advanced notice. However, the historic house & beautiful grounds where we will be staying requires a minimum of 6 people. The first 6 person group to book this scheduled trip will receive one free trip (5 people + 1 for free).